Friday, April 17, 2009

Bergamot & Mandarin Soap

I was really nervous about buying this fragrance oil. In the black community there is a hair grease called Bergamot. It's an aquamarine blue and it has a very distinct smell. It doesn't stink, but it doesn't smell great either. My mother would grease my scalp with it weekly. One thing I never understood was why my mother would "scratch" the dandruff out of my scalp then put grease on top of it....I digress. You should know by now that I always start my posts with a personal story. I'm the female Cliff Huxtable...LOL.

Here's my Bergamot & Mandarin soap. Loves it! I smell the citrus, but the bergamot keeps calling me: "Patrice. Time to get your scalp greased....." I made this one with rice bran, coconut, and olive oils with shea and cocoa butters. I'm really loving my oxides ya'll! The colors are really rich, and you don't need a whole lot either. I literally sprinkle it like pepper into my soap batter and give it a few whizzes with my stick blender. I've learned my lesson by adding the fragrance LAST. I can't wait til this one's ready. I'm reserving one of these for my shower. Happy Friday!


Pattie said...

How crazy my mother did the same exact thing I couldn't stand it. But I liked the smell though lol

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

darn it when are they going to invent scratch and sniff computer screens! I want to smell this one :)

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

hehee! dont i wish they had scratch n sniff screens too! i see so many yummy things online that i want to smell too:-D